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Turkish Festival 2014 in Washington DC


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The Annual Turkish Festival, sponsored by the American-Turkish Association of Washington DC, is a family-friendly festival celebrating authentic Turkish art and culture with a rich variety of live musical and folk dance performances underscoring Turkey’s unique ties with the Balkans, the Middle East, the Caucuses and Central Asia. The Turkish Festival will also feature hands-on activities for kids, art demonstrations, guest speakers, arts and crafts vendors and Turkish cuisine.

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Date and Time
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 12th and 14th Streets.

The closest Metro station is Federal Triangle
Parking is limited in this part of the city. Public transportation is highly recommended. See a map

Turkish Festival Highlights

  • Turkish cuisine from local Washington DC restaurants: Kabobs, vegetarian dishes, pastries and desserts will be available for purchase. Turkish coffee will be offered at the ever-popular Turkish coffee house, and fortune-tellers will be reading fortunes from coffee grinds.
  • A “Kid's Tent” will provide an interactive introduction to Turkey featuring hands-on activities that will provide children of all ages an afternoon full of educational fun and an opportunity to build and bring home their own artistic creations.
  • “The Culture and Tourism Tent” will host exhibitions as well as demonstrations of Turkish arts such as calligraphy, paper marbling, tile-making, miniature, and carpet weaving. More than 20 arts and crafts vendors will showcase Turkish jewelry, hand-woven textiles, and pottery at the Turkish Bazaar.
In collaboration with the Textile Museum, the American-Turkish Association of Washington DC has designated the month of September as "Turkish Cultural Heritage Month,” showcasing the cultural history of Turkey, authentic Turkish cuisine and fine arts with a full month of festivities.


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